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FSC to develop an Australian Standard for Forest Management

Date: 26-Jul-11
Author: Lucy Band
FSC Australia is in the process of developing an Australian Standard for Forest Management specific to the environmental, social and economic concerns of the Australian forestry industry.

Research demonstrates that wood products can help tackle climate change

Date: 26-Jul-11
Author: Lucy Band
Further evidence that more carbon dioxide taken out of the atmosphere by harvesting sustainably managed forests regularly and using the wood in place of other more fossil fuel intensive building materials like steel and concrete.

RSVP to a Tree Day event to WIN!

Date: 21-Jul-11
Author: Lucy Band
WIN one of five gift packs from Pure and Green Organics valued at $50 each. Read on to find out how.

Teachers Health Fund Help to Grow Tree Day

Date: 20-Jul-11
Author: Lucy Band
Find out how Teachers Health Fund are helping to grow National Tree Day and why we give them an A+ for environmental effort !

FSC to develop an Australian Standard for Forest Management

Date: 20-Jul-11
Author: Forest Stewardship Council Australia
FSC Australia is in the process of developing an Australian Standard for Forest Management specific to the environmental, social and economic concerns of the Australian forestry industry.

Competition winners - Costa is coming to visit!

Date: 18-Jul-11
Author: Lucy Band
The winners of our early bird registration competition have been drawn and this Tree Day they will have garden guru Costa Georgiadis attending their site. To find out who the lucky winners are, read on.

Forests absorb a third of fossil fuel carbon emissions

Date: 15-Jul-11
Author: Lucy Band
In what scientists say is a world first they have worked out exactly how much carbon is being absorbed by the worlds forests.

Question Time with National Tree Day Ambassador Lee Kernaghan

Date: 14-Jul-11
Author: Lucy Band
Australian of the Year Lee Kernaghan has been a National Tree Day ambassador for the last 12 years. So we caught up with Lee to ask him a few questions, about his experience with the campaign and why he thinks Life is Better with Trees!

Research demonstrates that wood products can help tackle climate change

Date: 14-Jul-11
Author: University of Washington
New research demonstrates that by harvesting sustainably managed forests regularly and using the wood in place of other more fossil fuel intensive building materials like steel and concrete, we can successfully remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it on the surface of Earth.

Peter Maddison promotes sustainably sourced wood as a way of tackling climate change

Date: 09-Jul-11
Author: Helen Greenwood (SMH)
Trees are nature's carbon storage. So says Peter Maddison, the architect and host of LifeStyle Channel's Grand Designs Australia, in a recent television ad. By using wooden products made of sustainable timber, we help tackle climate change.

National Tree Day - Getting Aussie Kids Back Outdoors

Date: 04-Jul-11
Author: Lucy Band
Research commissioned by Planet Ark and sponsored by Toyota released today shows most Aussie kids don't climb trees anymore. Find out more.

Professor pushes for advanced technologies in wood to revamp buildings

Date: 01-Jul-11
Author: Clare Peddie (The Advertiser)
Sustainable design Professor Steffen Lehmann from the University of South Australia is campaigning for wooden buildings of up to seven storeys in Adelaide. Similar buildings are common practice in Europe using cross-laminated timber panels made from layers of solid wood planks, glued together in alternating directions.

 

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